Speaker confirms Mokgoro’s resignation from North West Legislature

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The Office of the Speaker of the North West Legislature has confirmed that former Premier Job Mokgoro has sent a letter of resignation to the legislature.

Mokgoro also resigned as premier. This gives way to 67 year-old Bushy Maape to be sworn in as member of the legislature and later be elected as premier.

The ANC Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) has been calling for Mokgoro’s removal, after accusing him of not taking instructions from the party.

“The Speaker received a resignation letter from honorable Mokgoro resigning as a member of the legislature with immediate effect whereby creating a vacancy amongst the members of the ANC as the ruling party as Mokgoro is the member of the ANC,” spokesperson for the Provincial Legislature, Tebogo Chaane said.

Chaane added that they will wait for the ruling party to submit the names of those who will be sworn in as members of the legislature according to their supplementary list to the IEC.

“Such people should be who are on their supplementary list of the IEC as registered or gazetted last time and the once we are satisfied with the processes. The process of gazetting will gazette the name of a person and then the person afterwards will be sworn in as a member of the legislature which will then pave a  way for the processes of the legislature working together with the judge designated by the judge president  to convene a sitting where a premier will be elected,” spokesperson for the Provincial Legislature, Tebogo Chaane added.

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